Referral Protocol: Physician

Camp Goodtimes

Camp Goodtimes provides a safety-focused, medically supervised, fun and recreational experience for children and teens affected by cancer and their families.more info

Address / Contact Info
Canadian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon
565 W 10th Ave
, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4J4
Local: (604) 675-7141
Toll-Free: 1-800-663-2524 ext. 7141
Fax: (604) 675-7124
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Canadian Cancer Society

Get trusted cancer information, locate community services, find help with travel & accommodations, borrow wigs & prosthesis, talk to someone who’s been there, adjust to life after treatment.more info

Address / Contact Info
BC and Yukon Division
565 W 10th Ave
, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4J4
Toll Free: 1-888-939-3333
Division Office: (604) 872-4400
Fax: (604) 872-4113
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Cancer Information Service

Available to cancer patients, caregivers or anyone who needs help understanding cancer and finding community services. Toll-free service accessible in multiple languages.more info

Address / Contact Info
Canadian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon
565 W 10th Ave
, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4J4
Cancer Information Service: 1-888-939-3333
Division Office: (604) 872-4400
Fax: (604) 872-4113
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Family Caregivers of BC

We are a non-profit organization who assists family caregivers build skills, reduce stress and enhance their quality of life. We believe in the power of social networks and that no one needs to care alone.more info

Address / Contact Info
Family Caregivers Society of British Columbia
6-3318 Oak Street
, Victoria, BC, V8X 2S9
Tollfree: 1-877-520-3267
Victoria: (250) 384-0408
Fax: (250) 361-2660
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Jean C Barber Lodge

Affordable accommodations located across from the BC Cancer Agency – Vancouver Centre. A home away from home during cancer treatment with meals and support services.more info

Address / Contact Info
Candian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon
575 W 10th Ave
, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4C3
Phone: (604) 879-9131
Fax: (604) 675-7131
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Karin Beviere

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Address / Contact Info
194A McLennan Drive
, Salt Spring Island, V8K 1X2
Phone: (250) 537-4728
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Mental Health and Substance Use Services - Southern Gulf Islands

Part of Island Health, the Southern Gulf Islands Mental Health and Substance Use Team offers assessment and treatment for adults with mental health and substance use concerns to residents of Salt Spring Island and the other southern Gulf Islands. more info

Address / Contact Info
Mental Health and Substance Use Team, Lady Minto Hospital
135 Crofton Road
, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 1T1
Phone: (250) 538-4849
Phone: (250) 538-8400
Fax: (250) 538-4847
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Peer Support

If you’re a resident of Canada, 18 years and older, who has been diagnosed with cancer, or you’re caring for someone with cancer, you can speak over the phone with a trained volunteer who has gone through a similar experience.

Our volunteers are specially trained cancer survivors or caregivers with a wide range of cancer experiences and life stories who can share insights and ideas for coping during your cancer experience.

You’ll have the chance to talk with a peer who will listen with empathy and respect. And you’ll have an opportunity to gain hope and encouragement by hearing someone else’s story. more info

Address / Contact Info
Canadian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon
565 W 10th Ave
, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4J4
Toll-Free: 1-888-939-3333
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Self-Management BC

Self-Management BC provides support for people living with chronic diseases such as diabetes, chronic pain, cancer, heart, kidney and lung diseases, arthritis, lupus, Parkinson, MS, etc. We offer:
- COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS (Diabetes, Chronic Pain, Chronic Conditions, Cancer: Thriving & Surviving) that are led by peer leaders and run for 2.5 hours for 6 weeks.
- HEALCH COACH PROGRAM that involves volunteer health coaches providing weekly 30 minutes telephone coaching for 3 – 6 months for individuals wanting to improve their confidence and motivation to become healthier. Individuals are paired with coaches based on gender and possibly shared chronic conditions.
- ONLINE WORKSHOPS (Chronic Conditions) that are flexible, self-paced, available 24/7. more info

Address / Contact Info
University of Victoria, Institute on Ageing & Lifelong Health
Ste 210, 4907 Chisholm St
, Delta, BC, V4K 2K6
Main : (604) 940-1273
Toll Free: 1-866-902-3767
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Travel Treatment Fund

Limited, short-term financial assistance to cover a portion of cancer-related transportation and accommodation expenses.more info

Address / Contact Info
Candian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon
565 W 10th Ave
, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4J4
Toll-Free: 1-800-663-2524 ext. 7122
Local: (604) 675-7122
Fax: (604) 675-7301
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